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    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011
    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011
    • Gaab, Donna
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Library administration--Cochise County (Ariz.)
    • Donna Gaab is a retired Director of the Cochise County Library District, a position she held for 30 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1974. Ms. Gaab obtained her Masters from the library school at the University of...
    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011
    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...
    • Oral History with David Gunckel, April 22, 2011

    • Oral History with David Gunckel, April 22, 2011
    • Gunckel, David
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Library Administration--Arizona; Sierra Vista Public Library (Ariz.);
    • David Gunckel is a retired Director of Library Services for Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as the son of a Navy pilot who was stationed at bases around the country, his family and education, and why he wanted to...
    • Oral History with Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011
    • Gayle, Martha
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Prisoner of War camps; World War Two; Buckeye Union High School District (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • Martha Gayle was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 1, 1932. As a child she moved to Buckeye, Arizona with her parents, both of whom were school teachers. After attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and working in California...
    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011
    • MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; MacCollum, Nancy
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health;
    • David and Nancy MacCollum talk about growing up in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. MacCollum talk about moving to Arizona and the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years around Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. MacCollum...
    • Oral History with Molly McKasson, January 12 and February 15, 2011

    • Oral History with Molly McKasson, January 12 and February 15, 2011
    • McKasson, Molly
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Teachers--Arizona--Tucson; City council members--Arizona--Tucson; Arizona Theatre Company
    • Molly McKasson served on the Tucson City Council, representing Ward 6. She is a former teacher in Tucson and currently acts with the Arizona Theater Company (ATC) and writes. In this interview, Ms. McKasson talks about her family history, growing...
    • Oral History with Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011
    • Medlock, Susan
    • Superior (Ariz.); Police--Volunteer--Superior (Ariz.); Military spouses--Travel;
    • Susan (Bailey) Medlock has spent almost her entire life around Superior, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about the people and businesses she knew while growing up in Superior. Mrs. Medlock talks about her parents, James and Lucille (Coffee)...
    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011
    • Morris, Cynthia Matus
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Ranching--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Cynthia Matus Morris was born in 1953 to Guillermo and Carmen (Rivera) Matus and has lived in the area around Patagonia, Arizona her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family history through grandparents, their holiday...
    • Oral History with Dan Narramore, April 27, 2011

    • Oral History with Dan Narramore, April 27, 2011
    • Narramore, Dan
    • Palo Verde (Ariz.)--History; Farming--Arizona--Maricopa County
    • Dan Narramore was born and raised in the Palo Verde Valley of Arizona. In this interview, he talks about growing up in Palo Verde, continuing to work the family farm, and his hobby of competing in roping contests. Mr. Narramore's family helped...
    • Oral History with Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011
    • Needles, Elsie
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.)--History; Museum exhibits--Planning; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--History, Local
    • Elsie Needles is a member of the Colorado River Museum. She has a lovely interest in local history. Ms. Needles prepares special displays and presents programs for the museum.
    • Oral History with Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • Oral History with Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011
    • Ruiz, Manuel
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Magma Copper Company; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Ranching--Arizona; Mining--Arizona; Local government--Arizona
    • Manuel “Manny” Ruiz was born in 1933 to Manuel and Frances (Bertolio) Ruiz and grew up in Superior, Arizona. He played sports in high school and at the Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). After graduating with...
    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011
    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011
    • Stephens, Danielle
    • Mohave County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona; Cofer, Irene Cornwall, 1891-1977
    • Danielle Stephens' family settled in the Signal area of Mohave County. Her grandmother, Irene Cornwall Cofer, wrote a local classic, "The Lunch Tree." Ms. Stephens reminisces about life on the family’s ranches.
    • Oral History with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011

    • Oral History with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011
    • Vance, Helen
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Police--Arizona
    • Helen Vance was born in Mexico City in 1930. She talks about living and attending school in Mexico, where her father was a coffee buyer. Mrs. Vance and her husband, Reed Vance, moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1959. Mr. Vance worked for the Sierra...
    • Oral History with  Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011

    • Oral History with Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011
    • Webb, Dorothy
    • Ranching--Arizona; World War, 1939-1945; Teachers--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; San Carlos (Ariz.)--History; Arizona Cattle Growers' Association; Art patrons--Arizona
    • Dorothy (Moore) Webb and her husband, Milton D. "Bud" Webb, were heavily involved in the ranching industry in Arizona. Mrs. Webb was born in 1921 and moved to Arizona when she was 4 years old. Her father worked for the railroad and moved the family...
    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010

    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010
    • Matus, Guillermo; Yourgules, Mike
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Mining camps--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Mowry Mine (Ariz.); Patagonia Mine (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Ghost towns--Arizona; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Mike Yourgules and Guillermo “Memo” Matus are longtime residents of Patagonia. Both men grew up in the area, and have held various jobs throughout the region. In this interview, the two men talk about growing up and working in Santa Cruz...
    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010

    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010
    • Williams, Anna
    • Polygamy--Arizona--Short Creek--1950-1960; Polygamy--Arizona; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Children Family relationships; Short Creek (Ariz.); Religious tolerance
    • Anna Johnson Williams was born and raised near the Arizona/Utah Border. At the age of three, Anna, her mother, and her siblings were taken away from their homes during the raid of Short Creek, Arizona. After eight years apart, Williams and her...
    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011
    • Aja, Irene; Aja, Basilio
    • Basque Americans--Arizona; Sheep--Arizona
    • Irene (Escheverria) Aja discusses her family and their work in the sheep industry in Arizona. Both of her parents immigrated from the Basque region of Spain. Mrs. Aja talks about growing up in Winslow, Wickenburg and Phoenix as her family traveled...
    • Oral History with José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • Oral History with José Burruel, April 22, 2011
    • Burruel, José María
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--Arizona; Yakonan Indians; Mayo Indians; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Educators--Arizona--Biography; United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arizona Advisory Committee;
    • José Burruel was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1925. He relates what it was like growing up as a Mexican and Native American in a poor single-parent home in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mr. Burruel talks of the communities and neighborhoods he grew...

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